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Albinos And Their Many Predicaments In Nigeria

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Nigerians have misconceptions about albinos. These misconceptions, no doubt have been responsible for the discrimination against them in the country. ...-By Rita Onuoha

Nigerians have misconceptions about albinos. These misconceptions, no doubt have been responsible for the discrimination against them in the country. But experts have made it clear that albinism is just a hereditary condition which shows an absence or lack of the dark pigment, melanin, in the skin, hair and eyes and that it has nothing to do with human intelligence.
Many top Nigerians have expressed that most of these persons living with the skin pigmentation problem are highly intelligent and educated and should not be allowed to suffer discrimination.

Isaac Adaka Boro In The Eyes Of His Kinsmen

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The remains of late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, Ijaw hero, who was killed during the Nigerian Civil War, and buried in Lagos State, were reburied on Sunday at Ijaw Heroes Park in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. Boro was killed in Okirika, Rivers State, while fighting on the side of the Federal Government on May 16, 1968. Boro’s remains were first buried at the military cemetery in Lagos State until the Bayelsa Government went to Lagos to exhume his remains for reburial in the state. Below are views of his kinsmen of their hero: - By Eunice Nnachi

His Majesty Okpoitari Diongoli, Opu-Okun IV Ibedaowei
of Opokuma clan in Kolokuma/ Opokuma Local Government Area

Isaac Adaka Boro In The Eyes Of His Kinsmen

News Introduction: 
The remains of late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, Ijaw hero, who was killed during the Nigerian Civil War, and buried in Lagos State, were reburied on Sunday at Ijaw Heroes Park in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. Boro was killed in Okirika, Rivers State, while fighting on the side of the Federal Government on May 16, 1968. Boro’s remains were first buried at the military cemetery in Lagos State until the Bayelsa Government went to Lagos to exhume his remains for reburial in the state. Below are views of his kinsmen of their hero: - By Eunice Nnachi

His Majesty Okpoitari Diongoli, Opu-Okun IV Ibedaowei
of Opokuma clan in Kolokuma/ Opokuma Local Government Area

A Move To Save Edo’s Forests Resources

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As part of efforts to protect the environment and save its dwindling forest resources, Edo State government last week inaugurated a forest management committee. - By Victor Osehobo

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says his government will step up action against illegal felling of trees as a step towards protection of the environment and battle climatic change. Speaking at the inauguration of the forestry management committee Oshiomhole said, “The challenge before you is enormous. It is not only about collecting revenue from those involved in logging. I think the first task is to protect our forest. On his part, the chairman of forestry management committee, Mr.

Gelegele, Once upon a Seaport!

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Gelegele, an ancient seaport and an oil producing community, through which the colonialists entered the then Benin kingdom and ravaged it, is lost in a shadow of its former self. ...-By Victor Osehobo

When the federal government announced plans to boost water transportation through the improvement of waterways with the dredging of inland routes a few years ago, the people of Gelegele, an oil producing community in Ovia Northeast local government area of Edo State were happy that the largess would be extended to their waters.

Enugu Women Demand Power Ahead of 2015

News Introduction: 
Obviously, one of the greatest challenges that will confront the Enugu State governor, Barrister Sullivan Chime, who is serving out his second term, is to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP maintains its winning streak in the state, by producing a sellable successor in 2015 governorship elections. ..- By Maurice Okafor

Obviously, one of the greatest challenges that will confront the Enugu State governor, Barrister Sullivan Chime, who is serving out his second term, is to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP maintains its winning streak in the state, by producing a sellable successor in 2015 governorship elections.

Tackling Street Begging in Abuja

News Introduction: 
For the authorities of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, street begging has remained a major urban challenge. - By Rita Onuoha

It is not news seeing deformed people loiter about the streets in different cities of Nigeria, asking for alms. Beggars in Abuja are peculiar, unlike their counterparts in other parts of the country who only ask for alms in concealed areas like under bridges, behind Churches and Mosques, they are visible on major roads and bus-stops.

Rage over representation on NDDC board

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Few days into the month of December last year, the Senate confirmed the new board for the Niger Development Commission, NDDC with Mr. Bassey Ewa-Henshaw as Chairman, while Mr Bassey Dan-Abia was confirmed as Managing Director. - By Victor Osehobo

Few days into the month of December last year, the Senate confirmed the new board for the Niger Development Commission, NDDC with Mr. Bassey Ewa-Henshaw as Chairman, while Mr Bassey Dan-Abia was confirmed as Managing Director. 

Groups Task INEC On Voter-Card Readers

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Coalition of Civil Societies in Osun State have given the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, seven days within which to come out on the deployment of voters card readers for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun State. - By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

Coalition of Civil Societies in Osun State have given the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, seven days within which to come out on the deployment of voters card readers for the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun State.
Addressing a press conference in Osogbo, Osun State capital, the spokesperson of the groups, Comrade Abiodun Agboola said that the groups would force INEC to use card readers for the proposed elections to guide against inconclusiveness of election as recorded in other states in the past.

Kano LG Polls: Kwankwaso’s 44 Golden Eggs

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It has been three years since Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State was sworn in, he did not want to conduct elections into the 44 local councils until bashings started coming from all corners. - By Bello Fagge

It has been three years since Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State was sworn in, he did not want to conduct elections into the 44 local councils until bashings started coming from all corners.
Kwankwaso had inherited the councils interim management officers appointed by his predecessor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.
 The election was however held on May 17 and the ruling All Progressive Congress - APC swept all the 44 local council chairmen and councilors as announced by the State Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC.

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